See the “40 Artist Educators”
AccessArt highlights and celebrates the practice of 40 artist educators working in England, in a variety of settings, including schools, galleries, museums, and the community. Each artist educator shares an element of their creative teaching practice in the form of a resource which we hope will inspire your practice.
Design Lab: Phoebe Cummings at the V&A
Phoebe Cummings leads students at the V&A, London, over a three month period to create a site-specific group piece from unfired clay which was inspired by the historical 2D designs found on 19th century British tableware in the collection.
Literacy Boost Project: James & the Giant Peach Garden by Cordelia Spalding
The Ludworth and All Saints’ Murals by Tracy McGuinness-Kelly
Tracy McGuinness-Kelly describes her creative process working in two schools to produce an indoor and outdoor mural. Balancing creative journey with outcome, Tracy shares how she uses her skill as an illustrator/designer, combined with her facilitation skills, to create a co-created artwork.
A Cheerful Orchestra and Other Ideas for Drawing Music by Hannah Coulson
5 Exercises by Henry Ward
Drawing as Support Activity
In-Depth Drawing Experience for Teenagers by Betsy Dadd
The Drawing Machine – A Workshop in Perspective and How to Look by Drawing Machine and Sarah Wright
Making an Urban Landscape Painting by James Nairne
Making Sensory Drawings by Gillian Adair McFarland
The Cardboard Project by Andee Collard
Page to Panel – How to Make Manga by Irina Richards
Working WITH and IN the Landscape by Frances Hatch
Layers in the Landscape by Emma Davies
Tomorrow, Today by Karen Guthrie and Nina Pope
Acclaimed artist duo Karen Guthrie and Nina Pope share how they achieved one of the most physical and ambitious contemporary art projects seen in Cambridge in the creation of a model village of the future NW Cambridge development.
Newspaper Animal Heads by Sharon Gale
Responding to Place by Claire Louise Mather
Memory Mining and Drawing on Dreams – Ideas for Working with Early Years by Rosemary Cronin
Relief Printing and Plaster Casting with Ursula Kelly
Beyond the Hedgerow by Sara Dudman
Sara took pupils on an incredible creative journey. Loosening up and enjoying using colour and paint is central to this activity’s aims. This resource provides examples, inspiration and support for creating long collaborative, scroll-style, hedgerow paintings based on drawings and sketches taken on a walk outside and responding to the local environment.
Exploring Portraits with Eleanor Somerset
Making Big Monotypes by Sheila Ceccarelli
Rollers and Rhymes (A Poetry and Printmaking Project) by Ann Bridges
Constructed Space by Anne Harild
Detached and Timeless Painting Workshop by Sara Dudman
Shoe La-la Project by Lala Thorpe
Creating Decorative Designs From Birds: Mark Making, Texture and Pattern by Andrea Butler
Intuitive Art- Freedom to Paint by Natasha Day
Painting a Still Life and Seeing Colour by Emma Copley
Painting the Savannah: Horizons, Colour, Printing and Painting by Chloe Williams
Art for the Square with Susie Olczak for Futurecity
Susie Olczak worked with students at Hills Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge, on a two year project exploring the relationships between art, architecture and public space through a series of workshops. The project was supported by Futurecity.
Working Collaboratively in School: Cell Design – Pattern Making and Process
Exploring Cyanotype by Maru Rojas
The Polymeric Approach by Julie De Bastion
Julie de Bastion shares a wonderful workshop called “Draw in a Drawer”, in which participants from Escape Workshops in Stratford-upon-Avon took part in the making of delightful “Story Boxes” involving 3D drawing with flexible black wire, and drawing with mono-printing.
How to Run a Life Drawing Class by Hester Berry
Putting Yourself in the Picture by Anna Linch
Anna worked with children from the Educare Small School, Kingston-upon-Thames. The whole school and curriculum were given over to her for an intensive few days when every child (aged 3-10) learnt about the history of self-portraiture and took part in photography, drawing and mixed media activities.
Post Office by Rosalie Schweiker
Working with pupils from Frances Bardsley Academy in Romford, Rosalie turned the art room into a post office, requiring all involved to become design/makers and writers. The project promoted a “can do” attitude and nurtured communication and creativity across the whole school.
Wild Imagination by Caroline Wendling and Deb Wilenski
Tins Ain’t What they Used to Be By Maria Whetman
Adaptive Re-use is the theme behind this workshop, where students can have fun creating a wearable graphic-art composition badge by reclaiming metal from unwanted tins that once contained such products as tea, treacle, biscuits and mustard.